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#WhyIDidntReport Confessions On Sex Assaults Mushroom In Wake Of Trump Tweet

Celebrities and civilians are continuing to come forward with their own stories on why they did not report sexual assault, a response to President Donald Trump’s questioning on why Christine Blasey Ford did not file a police report regarding her alleged groping by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Twitter has erupted with #WhyIDidntReport confessions since Trump’s tweet, as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, Padma Lakshmi and others detailed their reasons for silence… Read


President Trump On Brett Kavanaugh: “I Think Everything Is Going To Be Just Fine”

President Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center, his first since canceling a series of rallies last week because of Hurricane Florence. The rally happened as his pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, faces unexpected turbulence from a revelation of possible sexual misconduct in high school. A somewhat hoarse Trump briefly touched on the issue, noting, “I’m not saying anything about anybody else – but Brett Kavanaugh is one of… Read


Viacom Names Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman Co-Heads Of Awesomeness

Rebecca Glashow Shelley Zimmerman

Viacom Digital Studios has named Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman co-heads of Awesomeness, where they’ll be charged with leading the brand's next stage of growth. Based in New York, Glashow most recently served as chief strategy and distribution officer at Awesomeness following executive roles overseeing content distribution and strategy at Discovery and Comcast.  Zimmerman was head of Awesomeness' television studio in Los Angeles and previously led scripted… Read


Condé Nast Launches Women’s Video Network Anchored By Glamour

Condé Nast has formed a Women’s Video Network, which will be anchored by Glamour, in an effort to showcase the media company’s strong female audience. The network will feature a pre-release of network programming that will be featured at next spring’s NewFront presentation. Allure, Self and Iris are also included in the new network. The video efforts overall at Condé Nast are in a transitional phase after the exit of Dawn Ostroff. In June, the veteran former TV exec, who… Read


New York Review Of Books Editor Exits After #MeToo Comments Defending Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi’s Essay

Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma, the top editor of The New York Review of Books, has left his post in the wake of his defense of publishing an essay by disgraced Canadian ex-radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The exit follows a similar, widely criticized radio defense by the publisher of Harper’s magazine of a piece written by accused #MeToo perpetrator John Hockenberry. The Ghomeshi piece is billed on the cover of the august periodical’s current issue, which explores the theme “The Fall of Men.”… Read


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits Conservative Employees “Don’t Feel Safe To Express Their Opinions”

In an interview published today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said conservative employees at the social media service “don’t feel safe to express their opinions” at work. Dorsey was speaking with New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen in an interview published Friday on Recode. Twitter has been a target lately of conservative ire for its alleged practice of shadow banning unpopular opinions, thereby making them invisible to the vast majority of users. They’ve also… Read


Stephen Colbert And Trevor Noah Dig Into President Trump On Puerto Rican Deaths

President Donald Trump’s earlier remarks challenging a report’s estimate on Puerto Rico deaths from Hurricane Maria were taken to task by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah. Trump had earlier said the reported death tolls from the storm that devastated Puerto Rico were exaggerated, and included older people and others who died. The upshot was the president claimed the numbers were concocted merely to make him look bad. Colbert read Trump’s… Read


Cynthia Nixon Routed In New York Democratic Primary

Cynthia Nixon

UPDATE: With most of the votes counted, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has officially trounced challenger Cynthia Nixon. As of shortly after 11 PM Eastern time, Cuomo has 870,273 votes (65%) to Nixon’s 468,135 (35%).  Nixon made a mark, though, winning some liberal voting districts, including Albany, but failed to connect with New York City voters, presumably her home base. In her concession speech, Nixon said she called Cuomo to congratulate him. But she felt her campaign made a… Read


NFL Owner Blasts President Trump On His National Anthem Stance

Carolina Panthers owner and hedge fund mogul David Tepper has slammed President Trump regarding his national anthem protests stance. Speaking to CNBC, Tepper – who bought the Panthers for $2.2 billion in May – said the attacks on players who protest during the national anthem is "the biggest pile of bull-dinky ever." Although Tepper didn’t specifically name President Trump, it was clear whom he was talking about, referring to “Howdy-Doody” and “the red-headed guy in DC”… Read


After Wrenching, Controversial U.S. Open Win Over Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka Scores Nissan Endorsement Deal

Naomi Osaka, the young tennis star whose mortification across the net from her idol, Serena Williams, added to a memorable TV spectacle at the U.S. Open Saturday night, has rebounded to score a major endorsement deal. Nissan held a news conference to announce it had signed the 20-year-old Japanese player as a brand ambassador. Advertising and sponsorship specialists predict a lot of such opportunities lie ahead for Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father and a… Read